Locking Up Christian Parents

Kirk, Russell
September 1976
National Review;9/17/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 35, p1008
The article discusses the ruling of the Ohio Supreme Court on the case State of Ohio v. Whisner et al. concerning constitutional right to religious freedom. On July 28, 1976, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that the Ohio State Board of Education acted unconstitutionally in bringing a criminal prosecution against the head of Tabernacle Christian School and against parents of children enrolled in the said school. The decision protected only church-related schools. It did not cover independent schools that have no religious affiliation.


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